Copy Photo— Rice-Varick Hotel and Budweiser Team - 1933.

Manchester/New Hampshire
Manchester Historic Association Manchester Historic Association

Copy photograph group portrait of men standing in front of and to the left of the Rice-Varick Hotel, to the right is the Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Beer Wagon with six Clydesdale horses.

History and background of the Clydesdale horses:
In 1933, August A. Busch Jr. surprised his father with a gift, of the original Clydesdale hitch team, and the Budweiser beer wagon. To mark the end of Prohibition, the hitch team was sent to New York City, where two cases of Budweiser were formally given to Governor Al Smith in front of the Empire State Building. The team then went on a tour of the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions, including a visit to the White House where they delivered another two cases of Budweiser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

There are now three traveling Clydesdale teams which operate out of St. Louis, Missouri, Merrimack, New Hampshire, and Romoland, California.

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Manchester/New Hampshire

Copy photograph group portrait of men standing in front of and to the left of the Rice-Varick Hotel, to the right is the Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Beer Wagon with six Clydesdale horses.

History and background of the Clydesdale horses:
In 1933, August A. Busch Jr. surprised his father with a gift, of the original Clydesdale hitch team, and the Budweiser beer wagon. To mark the end of Prohibition, the hitch team was sent to New York City, where two cases of Budweiser were formally given to Governor Al Smith in front of the Empire State Building. The team then went on a tour of the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions, including a visit to the White House where they delivered another two cases of Budweiser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

There are now three traveling Clydesdale teams which operate out of St. Louis, Missouri, Merrimack, New Hampshire, and Romoland, California.

Category: Places
Manchester Historic Association Manchester Historic Association
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